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Endless Frontier Act Reintroduced

On April 21, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) reintroduced the Endless Frontier Act, a $100 billion dollar proposal to ramp up investment in technology research and development aimed at countering China and ensuring American leadership in innovation.

Should it pass, the bill would have major implications for the National Science Foundation (NSF). It would invest $100 billion over

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House and Senate Committees Review NSF Funding Proposals

The funding process for federal agencies and programs follows, in theory, a two step process. First, Congress considers authorizing legislation, which can establish, continue, eliminate, or modify federal programs. While these bills provide funding guidance, they do not directly appropriate funds. It is common for federal agencies to continue to operate even when authorizations expire. Following authorization, Congress passes appropriations bills to fund government operations. Appropriations

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NSF Shares Mid-Scale Opportunities with SBE Scientists

On April 6, FABBS hosted a discussion with National Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director Arthur “Skip” Lupia, head of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate. Dr. Lupia spoke with FABBS members about mid-scale and interdisciplinary opportunities for social and behavioral scientists. NSF will also host a webinar on these opportunities on April 15 at 4:00 p.m. ET. You can Register Here, and see Dr. Lupia’s Slide Presentation Here.

Two programs include

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Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention

March 29, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) held their final of four Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) workshops on March 22nd and 23rd, where experts from interdisciplinary sciences convened to inform a roadmap for research investments to better prepare for future pandemics. NSF will soon share a workshop report on the conclusions of these discussions. 

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan spoke about how the spread of

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